420 with CNW — Recreational Cannabis Bill Passes First Test in Connecticut

April 12, 2021 03:25:25

With more than 16 states already allowing the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis within their borders, Connecticut has now taken the first tentative steps towards establishing a legal recreational cannabis market. Last week, the state’s Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would legalize recreational cannabis with a 22 to 16 vote. Backed by Governor Ned Lamont, the legislation would legalize the sale and consumption of adult-use marijuana to individuals aged 21 and over.

In his opening remarks, Judiciary Committee Chairman Steven Stafstrom mentioned that Connecticut has already legalized and regulated drugs such as alcohol and tobacco. He stated that it is time for the state to do the same with cannabis which is “less addictive” and “less harmful” than many of the drugs the state of Connecticut allows. This comes just a month…


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